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Al Jazeera
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
of reconciliation. how much of that influenced other civil rights movements - in the u.s., for example. >> well, one of the things that is always interesting is it goes like this - that when you look at the civil rights movement, that it influenced other movements, particularly in south africa, and nelson mandela gave a tremendous amount of encouragement and credit to dr king, and the civil rights struggle. he paid whommage to that. what many don't see, it worked both way, there was an influence of reconciliation. the struggle weighed against apartheid, how he overcame that, but the spirit that nelson mandela governed in south africa and continued to energy us the still rights movement. when it came to los angeles in 1990, i was there and remember the energy from all the civil rights leaders in this city and other parts of the country. they saw nelson mandela not just as a foreign icon. but they saw him as one of them. so really the inspiration from nelson mandela, his leadership had a profound influence on the civil rights movement. >> i was going to ask you how it was perceiv
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
experience the civil rights movement in the united states. they see this as a landscape of opportunity, and there is room for growth. and so i knew about that, as a young person, in the 90's and i grew up in the south, so in 90s in the south, you can still had a great deal of racial tension. and my parents made sure i knew about nelson, and i think my schoolmates did as welt. >> so it is so personal to so many people. including african-americans in the united states. because there are sort of in some ways parallel tracts. talk about the u.s., and apartheid in south africa, right? >> we picketed with with them. we were there. >> we appreciate it. and president obama has paid tribute to the life of nelson mandela as well. >> that swept college campuses at that time, the first time he ever spoke to a public audience, he had said many times was on behalf of nelson mandela and the antiapartheid movement. he came to the briefing room, he spoke very eloquently. here is more of what he had to say. >> at his trial in 1964. nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock, says i have fought agai
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
of the civil rights movement. finally he walked out of prison. four years later he was elected south africa's first president. let's examine the man behind the status. our first guest had a strong connection. his grandfather taught mandela and his grandmother visited the south african leader in prison. it's a pleasure to have you here. i know you are the headmaster of the groten school. i'm glad you took time on what must be a hard day, given the family connections you had and you know him yourself. >> thank you for having me, i'm honoured to be here and i thank groten school for allowing me to be here. the man would have loved that. >> tell me about your family and connections to nelson mandela. >> my grandfather taught nelson mandela in college in social anthropology. they belonged to the anc, the same organization. my grandmother was also a political leader within the anc. >> and your grandmother then also was close to him and visited him in prison, and nelson mandela wrote her. >> several times, and my grandmother would write back. she told me she wrote so many letters, some of w
Al Jazeera
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
prison. while the american civil rights movement was going on here in this country and here in los angeles. he came to visit the first ame churn only a few months after he was released from prison in south africa. they have pictures of him on the walls inside. it was a big moment for them here. we did get a chance earlier today to speak to one of the parishioners about meeting nelson mandela. >> i'll always remember that. what a blessing to meet this gentle man. more than anything in life, the one that taught us to forgive. the hardest thing to do in life is to forgive, but he told us to forgive. it's the most important asset of our life, to forgive and move on, yes. he is my hero. he is my papa. >> reporter: as you can tell, she, too, was born in aftrica bt been here for 27 years. they're remembering nelson mandela here today but remember him at the first ame church virtually forever. richelle. >> can you talk more about the special connection this church teams to nelson mandela? >> reporter: it's because he came here. his grandsons came here. they felt this connection in the move
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
work extended behind the native south africa. we sat with civil rights leader the reverend jessie jackson, and he drew parallels with his movement and the struggle in the u.s. >> there was a sameness about the struggle there and here. both faced persecution in 1953. king was gaoled and bricked and stabbed at 39. nelson mandela was gaoled and put on the terrorist list by the u.s. government and emerged as a moral authority, both have that moral character. barack obama on the other hand - he was the ben factor of the struggles. he's a generation behind. >> nelson mandela and the king were transformative figures. >> we saw a picture of you and nelson mandela with one of my colleagues, morgan radford, who got the chance to meet nelson mandela for the first time. tell me about the man you knew. >> i must say when i was in cape down south africa, he was released. immediately he recognised me and called my name. i was overwhelmed. he knew it was going on. he was current, alive and alert. he didn't just read the speech that day, he wrote it. he also was a great debater. his mind was as sh
Al Jazeera
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
through its civil rights era, there was a special connection. people here were inspired by nelson mandela andrew strength from him. and then to have him come and visit only a few months after he got out of prison was quite a big event here they have been remembering him in church services all day. and i would like to take a listen for a minute here they just do wonderful services here ♪ ♪ amen. ♪ amen. ♪ amen. ♪ >> reporter: we have with us now one of the leaders of those services, senior pastor j. edgar boyd. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> i wondered: how do you, in a relatively brief service, how down memorialize this man? >> it's almost impossible to memorialize him because it is a life-long experience for most of us. but just however long it is we live, for us who lived during the 20th century and also who are live in the 21st century, to see the figure of one person who brought such a rad cat place for justice and for freedom and liberation in south africa was transferred his own impressions across the world, it's going to be a life-long experience for u
Al Jazeera
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
velshi tells us the civil rights icon was unable to bring about some changes. >> they couldn't live within the city limits proper. this is actually parts of johannesburg and a lot of the people who live here work in johannesburg or pretoria. they have got power they have, on top of the houses you can't see them that clearly but they have water tanks, hot water, the streets have electricity, the streets are paved, that's the promise. so many people who live in these town shirpships live in shantie. this area was supposed to house 90,000 people. by the way, we are less than a couple of miles from the richest part of africa where there are month millionaires than anywhere in any other part of the country. talk about haves and have nots we're right in the middle of this in postapartheid south africa. >>> the memorial service for nelson mandela, as you see live pictures of people coming to fmb stadium. 4:00 a.m. eastern, 1:00 a.m., many pacific time. >>> the weather is having a ripple affect around the area, cameras captured sheets of ice sliding right off the top of the building. and in
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
not only his own homeland, but those that work for freedom and civil rights across the world. we begin with the great man's own words. the ones we will all remember of him. >> difficulties he once wrote to his wife, wreak some men. but make others. real leaders, he said, must be ready to sacrifice all, for the freedom of their people. i can rest only for a moment before with freedom, come responsibility and i dare not linger for my long walk is not yet ended. his long walk ended today, as he died at the age of 95. this is the moment of deeper sorrow. yet what made him great is what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> looking back now to the headdy days in 1990, and the days after that, the excitement throughout the world even the months after that, leaf him here in the wrights. joining us here in the studio, she helped to organize nelson mandela's first tour after he was released from prison, and it was really quite soon after his release, can you take us back to that moment? it is june of 1990, and america is seeing nelson mandela, how emotional was it here? >>
Al Jazeera
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
the color of his skin was the main driver for nelson mandela as it was for civil rights leader here in the united states. there is a join and conjunction there. i think people in this country as dr. hill points out, had a special afint afinty for nelson mandela. >> you saw that, dr. hill, first hand. your organization transafrica played a pivotal role in the anti-apartheid movement. was mande mandela here in greatt to say "thank you" to the united states? >> yes he was here to say, "thank you" he had a very important agenda to present himself and the african national congress as kind of a political configuration that could assume state power and lead the nation through the non-apartheid era. that was a very important aspect to his visit. equally as important, however, was to have the kind of public support for mr. mandela and the organization and the public content and to have that public support that would out weigh the notion that they were. >> he himself said he didn't want to be known as a saint sai. if we go too far in bea beatifyg him that the message will be lost. we always have
Al Jazeera
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am EST
american years of civil rights struggle, and in those years when he was in prison they felt a connection to him which was completed when he actually came here in 1990. so you can imagine what a wonderful moment that was for him. so it's a special thing for him. there is a service dedicated to nelson mandela at 10:00 ot here this morning. of course they will be remembering him all day and for many years to come. we spoke to the senior pastor here just a little while ago. >> it is awfully difficult to memorialize because a memorial would be life lock for all of us, for the next four, five generations. because a person of his character, a person of his statute and commitment -- stature, will have a clear record of what he's done and i think his life will be much larger and much more impactful, in ten, 15, 15, 20, 25, 30 years now as it has been in the last ten, 15 years. >> they tell me that the night nelson mandela was released from prison in south africa they prayed here at the church all night long and when they got the news that he was released the whole place broke out into
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
president. you looking at the scene. a man who became a towering symbol for civil rights for strength, for unity. >> days to come, we will bring you extensive coverage, detailed coverage of his life, president obama spoke about mandela minutes after his death was announced, here is what he said. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us to be the example he set, to make decisions guarded not by haste, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make. strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. >> . >> right now let's pause and give thanks the r the fact that nelson mandela lived, a pan who took history, in his hands. bent the arc of the moral universes towards justice, may god bless his memory, and keep him at peace. >> the president of the united states, again, live pictures in outside nelson mandela's home tonight, and here in new york, a live picture of the apollo theater, the same the venue in harlem, tonight the marque honors nelson mandela. here is a picture of the marque, we are getting ready for a live s
Al Jazeera
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
case, due to the pending federal civil rights lawsuit hi filed against the department, the department had also been conducting its own investigation. it says it uses data not profiling to fight crime. >> if you have a black chief, african-american mayor, african-american city manager, that does not make sense in a prodetermine innocently african-american city. >> i know the department didn't do inning wrong. >> he initially agreed to participate in the program. because of the crime in the area, it is an aggressive approach, which focuses on targeting small crimes like trespassing to prevent bigger ones. six years ago it was the 13th most violent city, last year it drops. >> police must take any concerns about racial profiling very seriously. or lose trust. >> by abusing the rights you ail len nate communities and this is a breeding ground for crime. >> disenchanted he has now dropped out of the zero tolerance program, as for sampson, he says he now looks at the police as a potential jailer, not a protector. >> al jazeera, miami gardens. >> the record setting streak on wall
Al Jazeera
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
evidence and nothing from those other officers will be admitted in this trial. this is a major civil rights case and nationally known after hurricane katrina. they thought they had closure. now they know that they don't. >> that has to be true of the glover team. we've just seen those pictures. bell he continue to see that. thank you. >> the obama administration said it has met it's deadline to fix the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset of this debacle in the estimation of administration officials. as many as 800,000 a day and they achieved 90% functionality. you recall that by the end of last month, november 31st they had promised an 80% functionality. by their own es
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
oticials say what they said was legal and reports were used on what they call foreign targets. civil rights campaigner say it's a breach of privacy. >> you are walking along minding your business thinking you'd never be of interest. if you have one of these there's every possibility that they are tracking where you've been and who you were speaking to. according to new documents, it's revealed that the american spy agency is somewhere snt region of the 5 billion pieces of information. here is how it works. you identified as an intelligence target. it's sending out signals as you are walking around. it can work out where you've been and who you've been speaking to. and if they also have a mobile phone. when you go online you may be able to encrypt your email and hide your identity. this is always broadcast. it's the size and scope that worries civil liberties campaigners. >> if we want a future that has people able to communicate and associate with each other, we need privacy of that future. >> this is not just a u.s. operation by the n.s.a. this is done on a global scale. it taps int
Al Jazeera
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
inspired the people of his own homeland and those that worked for freedom and civil rights across the world. many offer tribe utes that somehow seem to full short of describing nelson mandela, so we began with the great man's own words, the ones we will all remember of him. "dif", he once wrote to his wife, "break some men, but make others. real leaders must be willing to sacrifices all for the freedom of their people. i can rest only for a moment for with freedom come responsibilities, and i dare not linger for my long walk is not yet ended." >> but that long walk came to an end. tribeauts been pouring in. those who knew him or who are inspired by his struggle: >> our correspondent had a story from new orleans, a restaurant that offered an unforgettable meal. >> this is a flag. >> of all the meals prepared the a simple dish. >> i'm speechless thinking about it. >> markets were mauritious worked in the cape town hotel. >> i was there at the right time. i had the privilege to cook mr nelson mandela's first meal out of imprisonment. they were there to discuss negotiations for his relief
Al Jazeera
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up to prosecutors if there is enough evidence to charge winston and prosecutors have to decide if they charge is there a reasonable c
Al Jazeera
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
clammored for the release of the man that became the symbol of civil rights movement. finally, he walked out of prison, to thunderous applause. four years later he was elected south africa's first black president. let's exam the man behind that status. our first guest had a strong personal connection to nelson mandela. he taught him and his grandmother visited the south african leadner prison. he joins us from massachusets, really a pleasure to be with you. thank you for joining us, i know you are the headmaster of the great tan school, and really very glad that you took time on what must be a hard day for you, given how many family connections you have and the fact you knew him yourself. >> thank you for having me, and i thank god for letting me live to come here. so i think the man himself would love -- ould have loved for me to be here. >> now, tell me about your family and the connections? >> mandela was a man of humility, so it is hard to talk about my family. my grandfather taught nelson mandela in college. they belonged to the same organization the a.n.c. my grandfather was
Al Jazeera
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
is always hard. civil rights movement was hard. giving women the right to vote, that was hard. workers have the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been easy. for us to change how we do business in this country. >> reporter: so the president back on offense trying to put the last two months behind him and resell the affordable care act as the deadline of decembe december 23rd approach as soon as a winter storm is start to go make its way through the upper midwest after dumping snow in the west. let's take a look at these picture of a tractor trailer accident. the wow, the state highway parole said 300 car accidents across the wasatch front, a dozens of accidents were reported elsewhere in the state. let's go to dave warren. >> meteorologist: this is a wig storm and it will work its way across the mountains and bring cold air in and warm air from the south. that's the problem. the heavy snow dumped a lot of snow and caused a lot of problems on the roadway, and the cold air continues to move south. fast forward to now and tomorrow, here's the problem now we're getting w
Al Jazeera
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
are quick to connect mandela to american civil rights heroes. >> i learned that he was like martin luther king. >> bringing their personal experiences to the classroom. >> one time i walked in a store and i see people treated me differently because i'm mexican. they are aware and they see it. >> it's pretty cool because of what he did. he didn't do anything to stop segregation, then it would get worse and worse. >> he fought for people's rights. >> they love having people to look up to. >> mandela's life striking a chord in these young mines after just one morning. after that tricky ne nouveau n vocabulary. >> partite. >> apartheid. >> yes. >> the los angeles skyline could be changing. two towers are planned to rise above the city's dwarfing the capital records buildings. but beneath the surface of the earth, jennifer london joins me with more. >> reporter: two words: earth quake. the capital records building say they're plan to go build the tours on an active "fault line." this after a state leading geologist said that l.a. is overdue for an earthquake. >> reporter: imagine hollyw
Al Jazeera
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am EST
civil rights initiative. >> david, dirty.com is a gossip website letting users post gossip about anyone from celebrities to former girlfriends. sara jones sued because there was a post that she slept with a team and got an std. the jury found that the website was guilty of defamation and awarded her $338,000. appeal. >> the basis of the appeal is a statute called the communications decency act, a law past in 1996. the purpose was to protect website owners. the law basically says if you run a website that is interactive it allows people to post comments like facebook and twitter, you are not responsible for content. there has been more than 300 reported cases since 1996. every one, without exception has gone the opposite way from what the kentucky judge said. we are arguing that my client runs a website where someone else posted comments. he's not responsible for the accuracy of the words, the author is. >> section 230 of the communication decency act says no provider or user of an interactive service: >> basically saying if you post something on your website, you are not - you're
Al Jazeera
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
president. you looking at the scene. a man who became a towering symbol for civil rights for strength, for unity.
Al Jazeera
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
the civil rights days here in america, and they prayed for him and gave him their support all those years when he was in prison. and, of course, it was a big event here when only a few months after he got out of prison, he came to visit this church. it does beg the question how you memorialize this man in just one sermon. we spoke earlier to senior pastor j. edgar boyd? >> i he dismantled with the prison cell with the help of those here in america and other parts of the world, the giant, the you know grateful and the wronged giant of apartheid. he disassembled it and brought about hope, and it brought about liberation not only for himself but for peace-loving people throughout south africa. >> new mexico new mexico had been out of the public eye for many years before he died but there are parishioners here who met him and we spoke to one of them? >> what a blissing it meet in gentleman, more than anything in life, the one who told us to forgive. the hardest thing to do in life is to forgive. he told us to forgive. no forgive and move on. yes, et cetera my hero. he is my papa. >> the
Al Jazeera
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
civilization experiment right now. but it doesn't measure what we are most obsessed with or what we care most about in our lives. i would say most people care most about their spouses, families, children, but they are not doing web searches on those that they really love. there are people who want to know what becomes of their loved one after they die. what is in store with us for the rest of eternity? you don't go to the internet to answer those questions. when you say, hey, kelly is on crunches today, you know you can get that answer there are certain types of questions that the internet is good for getting answers to. but they don't mean -- it doesn't mean these are the things we are most interested in because at a time things we are most interested in are things the internet doesn't necessarily give to us. >> as you did these lists, as you put them together, do you think about people who were less popular this year than last year? are there some winners, some losers? >> there are always a few winners and losers. mile e si miley cyrus is one of the big winners. one of the people
Al Jazeera
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
all over the world realise civil and political rights, madiba's job will be incomplete. it's up to us. >> you mentioned mahatma gandhi. if we go through a list of speakers. this is what nelson mandela told thabo mbeke. we have namibia, india, china, and some of the speakers there - what do you make of his choice, what do you think his message is by choosing the countries. there has been, between the south african freedom fight and the anticolonial fights in other countries, particularly in many of those that you mentioned now, a sense of solidarity of brotherhood, of fraternal feeling, as it were, that they are all fighting the good fight, a fight for the freedom of their fellow human being, as i said earlier. that is the message - that in the global self, there have been gross injustices. there has been some pretty amazing leaders, nelson mandela himself, of course being at the forefront. there's a mantle to carry on, that he expects his brothers in those countries to continue that fight. in the last hour or so we saw the u.n.'s ban ki-moon arriving. castro - this will be interesting
Al Jazeera
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
much about sampson's case, due to the pending civil rights lawsuit filed against his department. the department has conducted it's own investigation since last year. the chief says the department uses data, not profiling, to fight crime. >> you got a black chief, african-american chief, african-american mayor, african-american city manager. that does not make sense. a predominantly trick american city, i know the department didn't do anything wrong. >> it's an aggressive policing approach, focusing on small crime like trespassing to prevent bigger ones. the department's zero tolerance policing program is effective. miami gardens was the 15t 15th most violent city of its size, last year dropped to the 40th. >> police must take con terrence about racial profiling seriously or lose local trust i don't by abusing the rights of so many people systematically, you alienate communities and this is a breeding ground for crime. >> dis enchanted, sampson now looks at the police as a potential jailer, not a protector. >> they have spent about $20,000 obtain documents that show police and city le
Al Jazeera
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
, and especially coming out at the end of the civil rights movement, a lot of people in the united states were thinking where do i put my energy now. the idea and the images that were coming out of south africa with rewards to the apartheid movement really ignited their imagination and the passion for justice. >> can't wait to see the film. >> thank you. >> thank you for being with us. the film is the 12 disciples of nelson mandela. it is about the people who were behind the scenes of the movement. here's what we can expect next in south africa. nelson mandela will be laid to rest during the official state funeral taking place in a 10 day period. tomorrow begins the memorial service, open to the public. the government are he can specking 80,000 people to be in attendance there. from wednesday to friday, international visitors will view mandelle la's remains. his body will be taken to the eastern cape where the ruling party will then pay their final respects. sunday, december 15 will bring the 10 day funeral to an end. dignitaries scheduled to attend, 71 expected to be there. >> at
Al Jazeera
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
wanted to take issue with this idea of a civil war, right, in your mind, proud south african, black south african, there was a moment when you are here to raise your hand and say there was a civil war in our country, explain that. >> well, i mean, when you think of the amount of blood that was shed for our freedom, then one redefines what civil war is. it was never declared a civil war but there was a fight with the ordinary person the street and the government, with the government using war equipment, those huge machinery they would drive with into the black township, run over houses, flatten houses, shoot at people and unleash violence against people. i was a student at the university and they would come and vicious dogs in the hold they were holding. >> you saw this. >> i saw it, i witnessed it. >> you were there. >> i have scars of it from all those and there was civil war in south africa and i smelled tear gas and if there was though war why would you smell tear gas, i smelled tear gas and we lost people and people were locked up and people locked the country and i had numerous cousi
Al Jazeera
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
that goes further in terms of guaranteeing basic human rights than an other in the world. very very strong civil society. free press. open and constant criticism of the political leadership. when you are in south africa you are in a free country and it feels like it. so i am extremely optimistic. >> your favorite moment or most interesting moments from the memorial today? >> probably the hand shake with fidel castro. i was startled. fundamentally pleased. because am -- i'm a former diplomate, therefore i believe in more engagement not less. and i thought gee, you know, the tube real service for a person who brought people together, here we see it. >> so i wonder if we have a video, because the political right in this country has hammered the president for this moment. shaking hands with hitler. and yet, allen gross who is the american who is being held in cuba, reached out toe the president in a letter and asked the president to do whatever he could to secure his release. i don't know if this was part of that response from the president or not. but the idea of keeping your powder dr
Al Jazeera
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
emphasis that it's civil and more emphasis on people's freedoms and rights but many also feel that there is more power to the military which could mean less democracy. >> when the u.s. secretary of state john kerry was in cairo it was recognizing human rights more than democratic and what is the reaction to the way the constitution has now been shaped? >> we have already heard from americans regarding a new floor that was put in place and condemned it and said it had serious flaws and officials said the same thing and they call to the government to amendment. other provisions here that may find problematic. the u.s. is walking a delicate balance and doesn't want to interfere too much but also need to put enough pressure because many of the people expect them to do so when things are dipped to human rights violations and especially when it comes to the military getting more power. one thing we have to make clear is this referendum will be put to a vote and only if it's approved by the people the other steps and parliamentary elections and presidential elections will take place. the
Al Jazeera
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
the pease peace agreement that d 1220 years of civil war in 2005. he denied there was any rift with his deputy. we have more from the sudanese capital. what has happened is a senior generalwho is a right hand man of the president has replaced him. it's important how the government sees it's need to maintain power it's a form of co-oco-opting him into power. it's kind of secured it in that sense. it's not clear how even if there are new faces in the government with the same old policies whether or not it will make a difference to being able to han handle the economic crisis this country faces. that is eric martin in car to k. >>> the u.s. says he is a war veteran. glorchlts th-9dthe saga for for. >> when merl newman made the trip to south korea he wouldn't know how difficult it b it wouln out. he is now back in the u.s. beside his wife with a message. >> it was a great homecoming and i'm tired and i'm with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> newman was a soldier in the korean war and his visit was a long planned vacation down memory lan
Al Jazeera
Dec 6, 2013 3:30am EST
symbol of the civil rights movement. nelson mandela finally walked out of prison to thunderous applause. four years later, he was elected south africa's first black president. he game a symbol of hope and freedom for the world. let's examine the man behind the status.
Al Jazeera
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
grass roots level struggling for civil rights and equality. he was seen as a down to earth person. when we talk about ordinary people in china, how did they perceive him? >> very much so. there are a number of comments on social media we are reading here going behind the normal tributes, getting into controversial areas, political criticism of current conditions in china. there are dissending voices arguing that the kind of things that nelson mandela fought for throughout a lifetime of struggle, social political process - some are in existence in china. there are people who identify with his struggle. we saw a comment saying that what china lacks right now is any kind of leader with nelson mandela's integrity. from another here, someone quoted on wavo, the chinese version of twitter. someone expressing the wish that there would be a chinese nelson mandela, someone that could bring about the chance that south africa won't through. >> how do you categorise the relationship between chinese and south african leaders? there's a lot of investment in african countries by china, some of w
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